Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Cosmology from the Kilo-Degree Survey Catherine Heymans (IfA, Edinburgh) 8 February 2018
The birth of giants: quasars and their host galaxies in the reionisation epoch Bram Venemans (MPIA) 1 February 2018
The deaths of massive stars Ben Davies (LJMU) 25 January 2018
Spirals, rings, gaps and asymmetries: using disc structure to infer planet formation processes Farzana Meru (IoA/Warwick) 18 January 2018
Weather on Brown Dwarfs: New Insights from Synoptic Spectrophotometry and Fluid Instability Models Adam Burgasser (UC San Diego) 30 November 2017

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
Far-infrared emission from AGN and why this changes everything Myrto Symeonidis (UCL) 16 February 2018
Impact of Lya pressure on metal-poor dwarf galaxies Taysun Kimm (Yonsei) 2 February 2018
An ALMA view of galaxies in the Epoch of Reionisation Renske Smit (Cavendish) 26 January 2018
Quasars in the epoch of reionization Eduardo Banados (Carnegie Observatories) 15 December 2017
IR Spectroscopic Tracers for Galaxy Evolution Studies: the Spitzer/Herschel database Juan Fernandez Ontiveros (IAC Tenerife) 1 December 2017

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Cosmology and Astrophysics from CMB Measurements John Carlstrom (Chicago) 15 February 2018
Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound Daniel Eisenstein (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) 27 October 2016
The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes From Seeds to Maturity Jenny Greene (Princeton University) 5 November 2015
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Physical Manifestations of Evolution, Regularity and Chaos In and Around Our Galaxy Kathryn Johnston (Columbia University) 9 March 2017
Kepler, the Architectures of Exoplanet Systems & Implications for Planet Formation Eric Ford (Penn State University) 10 March 2016
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013